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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jul 28, 2011 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

I think Monte would suggest you switch to iTunes or better still, purchase a Mac.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 28, 2011 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

LMAO !

I know it's a minority opinion around here, but I go with Mac also. Finally freed myself from the Bill Gates hegemony and a life of vigilance against the trojans/viruses that plague Microsoft code.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 28, 2011 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

Wise man, that Monte...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 28, 2011 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

I've already said what I had to say about iTunes. This link is in my taper's handbook.

"I never use iTunes s/w! - except for managing the VBR MP3 files I create to be copied onto my [4GB Nano] iPod.

iTunes has always run with a clunky feel on my PC. I tried loading my Nano in iTunes s/w once - without using the sync mode - that was a big mistake. That was about 4 years ago. iTunes was running so clunky, it rendered itself unusable.

Another way to look at it: iTunes is designed, built, and marketed to you because Apple wants to sell music to you via their iTunes Store, for loading up your iPod. Yes, make sure you purchase songs from your favorite trade-friendly bands.

All I want to do is to load up my iPod from the Music Library I built on my PC. I do not want to visit Apple's Music Store. If I click on the iTunes Store link by accident, Apple punishes me, and I suffer through a lengthy time-out. I have NEVER purchased any music from the iTunes Store. This is why I never use iTunes!" [Try purchasing songs by your favorite trade-friendly bands from other internet sites.]

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-07-28 17:55:09

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 28, 2011 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

Note that I would not advocate for iTunes either, especially for buying music from their store - I agree with Monte on that score. It does run very smoothly as an integral part of the Mac OS, so there's no issue there. I have a definite preference for Macs however - the OS is solid, runs plenty of RAM for graphics and music apps, and viruses are virtually unheard of. I stream everything through the browsers anyway, even on the Windows machines I use occasionally - I hate Windows Media Player.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jul 28, 2011 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

Monte:
""I never use iTunes s/w! - except for managing the VBR MP3 files I create to be copied onto my [4GB Nano] iPod."

Seriously, Monte? All that bitchin' and moanin' about Jobs and Apple AND YOU use an ipod? You need to SFU!!

TOOTMO

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 28, 2011 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

yep... I try and compromise, and I stick to my values. I also get my electric power off the grid. I live in my home same as you, not in a cave. I own an older used motor vehicle, but I park it and use my bicycle instead. I pay taxes. I love the GD. Stuff like that... No need to hate people who think the way I do.

I use WinAmp as my lossless audio player - free Win Amp Player -- "Standard Edition" is free.

Playing your FLACs and SHNs in Win Amp
FLAC Plug-in for Win Amp
SHN Plug-in for Win Amp

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 28, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Streaming player

My used car is 20 years old. My old Nano is 4 years old. I have 463 songs on this iPod. Space used is 3.58GB. Total runtime is 1.9 days. I bought my Nano because of these features it had at the time. It was the only itty bitty MP3 player that could play VBRs. And, no one else had a battery life lasting 24 hrs. It's perfect for my backpacking trips. It's my companion when I'm out camping solo. It's great to have music after dark at my camp, or when I'm stuck in my tent during lengthy rainstorms.